2005 Holden Monaro CV8 5.7 Litre from Australia and New Zealand
The car appears to be a great all round sports car, best for 2 people
There has been an annoying Rattle in the dash since buying this car.
The air pressure that comes from the Climate Control Air Conditioning seems to be varied between left and right sides of the car, and poor flow to the rear.
Power Steering pump mechanism has failed after boiling the fluid and the pump appears to no longer function.
This car is extremely quick, with excellent traction.
Excellent handling around all types of bends, even in the wet.
Ride is smooth for a performance car, no harch bumps.
Car lacks front and rear passenger hang on handles for support in extreme conditions.
Front seats do not come far enough forward for elderly rear seated passengers, seems to be adequate for younger types.
Poor old sound system, sounds very muffled, does not come close to a Ford Premium sound system.
Leather option is of great quality, nice smell look and feel.
Extremely disapointed about the "green" old commodore illuminated dash, it is a little old and dated.
Great set of dash instruments, such as Fuel used, avg fuel consumption etc.
Insufficient boot space.
Great wheels and rubber.
Sounds like a V8, first holden to sound like this in a long time.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th July, 2005
16th Sep 2005, 03:47
The problem with the A/C its dual climate control and the passenger and driver, can have set to what temp and fan speed they would like coming out of their vents. Has this idea been thought of or is not the problem???
31st Oct 2005, 05:47
Unfortunately its not the issue, there is just one Fan speed throughout the car, yes you are correct when you say it has duel climate control, however even when set to the same temp, the pressue or Air Flow output varies from side to side, and has VERY minimal output in the rear. Since I wrote this report I have minced a set of tyres (lasted just 18,000km's). Also had the Centre Console Snap off its base as a passenger was exiting the vehicle, the Power Steering pump was replaced after the previous malfunction.. However I Still love being able to Launch at the traffic lights (Yes a Porsche or WRX would probably eat me alive, but its all good fun...)
31st Oct 2005, 05:55
Oops, I forgot to add, I had a couple more Minor issues which holden are still trying to fix or have fixed..
1. Engine Waring Sensor - Every 2 Minutes a Warning Chime goes off on the dash telling me to service the vehicle soon, after 3 visits to the dealer and 2 days off the road, it turns out some hoses needed adjustment.
2. Reverse Sensors - Eeeek, I want to blow these things off the face of the earth!! hehehe What I mean is that I have a factory fitted tow bar, and when the car feels like it, it will work, and when it want to get at me, it leaves the reverse beeper permanently on when the car is in reverse!! I do about 1000Kms a week, so as you can imagine, there is a load of reverse parking, so in turn a load of frustration, Holden suggest I remove the bar when not used.. I don't think this is a fix.. Just a way to keep me off their doorstep..